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Where else would you expect to see the world premiere of a comedy in which Matthew McConaughey is shirtless for the entire film? It had to be Austin. Instead of the traditional red carpet, the stars of Surfer, Dude strolled down a green carpet in 90-plus-degree weather last night, as part of a benefit screening for Austin Film Society. McConaughey (who kept his shirt on the entire time, sadly) was joined by a half-dozen of his co-stars, including Woody Harrelson, as well as director/co-writer S.R. Bindler. Bindler's previous film, the documentary Hands on a Hardbody, played at the Dobie in Austin for more than a year back in the late 1990s. Even McConaughey's parents were on the green carpet, although I don't think they appear in the R-rated comedy. The only disappointment was that Willie Nelson, who also has a role in Surfer, Dude, wasn't around.
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- Jette Kernion
You knew it had to come to this, of course. One day, we'd have to face a movie in which Matthew McConaughey was almost entirely shirtless. He's been shiftless countless times, but that's something else entirely. Though the movie looks absolutely boneheaded, some women will pay to see McConaughey in most of his glory in Surfer, Dude, although we really should point out that he's not a huge box office draw, even for women.
In Surfer, Dude, he plays a surfer, and a dude, looking for some tasty waves. Then there's some big business angle that doesn't appear to make any sense. An evil video game designer, maybe? I dunno.
Here's the trailer, and it's every bit as dimwitted as you might think:
I'll answer the question for you: The beautiful one? Her name is K.D. Aubert. You're welcome.
Anyway, this steaming pile hits theaters this September. Can't wait. »
- Colin Boyd
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